This was all going too well. My first FET after pregnancy, it worked like a charm. Almost too much of a charm – twins! I’m overwhelmed, scared, and yet very VERY excited. The ultrasound looked great: 2 sacs, measuring a day ahead. And then, I got my blood results, and it all came crashing down – maybe… Why oh why do we measure everything so specifically??? And so often, and so early? I know that’s what all the fertility docs do, but ugh – this sucks.
Here are my numbers:
HCG Friday 10/19: 1,453
HCG Monday 10/22: 2,014 (rise of 39% in 3 days)
Estradiol Friday 10/19: over 2,000 (they don’t give the number over 2,000)
Estradiol Monday 10/22: 656 (at least a drop of 67%)
Progesterone Friday 10/19: over 40 (they don’t give the number over 40)
Progesterone Monday 10/22: 38.1 (at least drop of 5%)
The estradiol and progesterone numbers aren’t that concerning, but why are they dropping? The big thing is why aren't my HCG levels rising appropriately??? I spoke with the nurse, and she said with twin pregnancies, HCG levels can wobble a bit. And no, it’s not rising like they would expect, but sometimes this happens. Either (a) both are fine and we’ll see the numbers take off soon, (b) one pregnancy isn’t doing well but the other is fine, or (c) both aren’t fine. Um yeah, I could have probably figured out those different scenarios myself. So now we wait, and see what Thursday’s blood work and ultrasound say. She did stress that the most important thing is the ultrasound showed two sacs that are measuring great, but still, I can’t help but worry about those HCG levels…
I hate the rollercoaster of infertility.